Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday, Doran, & Co. First edition, 1945. 8vo, cloth hardcover, xvii + 266 pp. No dust jacket. Indexed. Book is Very Good, some minor wear to the cover and at spine top, bottom, and edge. Previous owner's signature on front flyleaf. A classic, anecdotal history of the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to Northern cities; stories of people's journeys and what drove them to seek a new home. This book was later revised and reissued as "Anyplace But Here" (1966). Arna Bontemps was prolific and multi-talented, with most of his work contributing from different angles to African American Studies. He was a poet, novelist, editor, children's author, librarian, and a member of the Harlem Renaissance. Jack Conroy is best known for his contributions to leftist working class literature. Very Good.